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Maxing University Contest
« on: 2009 July 21, 17:56:01 »
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Hello. Been reading here and I thought to present you a little contest in getting the maximum out of uni. The challenge lasts as long as your time in Uni does...
First some basic rules:
No hacks or cheats except where specified.
You start it with a single YA, created in CAS.
You must pass each of the 8 semesters with the top grade.
You must get into Secret Society. You may not steal money or objects from the Secret Society. You may use the items on SS lot though.
You must found a Greek House.

Scoring:
+1 point if the Greek House is at top level at the end of the challenge
+1 point for having a Roof Raiser Graduation Party.
- 500 if you get caught hacking your grades or forging money
- 10 for each use of Energizer

Additional points depending on other EPs:
Each Life Time Want is worth 1 point. You may use a hack to choose one. (Or just keep changing aspirations with the Orb)
Each golden badge is worth 1 point.
For those with AL: Crafting one of the magical thrones is worth one point, but no extra for making both or more.
BonVoyage: Getting all 45 Vacation Memories: +1 point
Free Time: Each maxed Enthusiasm in a hobby: +1 point
Seasons: Getting each type of fish (and a boot) planted on the wall of the Greek House +1 point.

Your final result is the amount of points divided by the theoretical maximum. (LTWs requiring topping a career, children, pets or marriage do not count as those are impossible to reach at uni. Running 5 top-level businesses does, though...) That's just so it's at least somehow comparable with different sets of EPs.



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Re: Maxing University Contest
« Reply #1 on: 2009 July 21, 18:45:02 »
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So what is the theoretical maximum then? As far as LTWs go, I only count ten that can possibly be fullfilled (counting the 'Have 20 Pet Best Friends' LTW). Also, does the challenge end with the last semester with classes, or does it end after the ninth semster?
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« Reply #2 on: 2009 July 21, 19:24:19 »
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Theoretical Maximum is when you add up all possible points you can gain with no penalties. It depends on EPset. (like no owning 5 top businesses without OFB ..). That's what it's there for anyway... So that your Maximum result is 1. Just to compare different sets.



The Challenge ends at the point where your sim ages up to adult.

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Re: Maxing University Contest
« Reply #3 on: 2009 July 21, 19:31:51 »
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Sounds pretty much like normal gameplay to me, except that I don't usually take advantage of the off-campus endless time or bother with the silly popularity/romance LTWs.

Since this challenge forces the player to do so anyway (i.e. going on vacation or running businesses), if I was playing this challenge I would definitely take advantage of the time thing.  I'd set up a business lot as an entertainment lot with a ticket collector that basically runs itself + a caffeine station to keep my sim awake, and go after all the possible LTWs without time passing on the campus lot.
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Re: Maxing University Contest
« Reply #4 on: 2009 July 23, 02:08:38 »
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My calculations say that the theoretical maximum with all EPs breaks down as follows:

LTWs:
20 Best Friends
20 Pet Best Friends
7 Maxed Skills
20 Lovers
20 WooHoos
50 First Dates
50 Dream Dates
5 Maxed Businesses
Earn $100,000
Eat 200 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Total: 10

Badges:
Cashiering
Cosmetology
Fishing
Floristry
Gardening
Robotery
Pottery
Restocking
Sales
Sewing
Toycrafting

Total: 11


10 LTWs plus 11 badges plus 10 enthusiasms plus the five one-point bonuses makes 36.


This challenge looks difficult-tedious but not difficult-challenging; I don't think I'll try it out.
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Re: Maxing University Contest
« Reply #5 on: 2009 July 23, 03:58:12 »
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We're not really into pointlessly tedious challenges here.
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